INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. IV, Laws     (Compiled to March 4, 1927)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.


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PUBLIC ACTS OF THE SIXTY-THIRD CONGRESS, THIRD SESSION, 1915.
Chap. 7  | Chap. 25 | Chap. 75 | Chap. 141 | Chap. 147 | Chap. 161 | Chap. 162 | Chap. 189

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Chapter 161
March 4, 1915. | [H. R. 9899P] 38 Stat., 1188.

An Act To authorize the laying out and opening of public roads on the Winnebago, Omaha, Ponca. and Santee Sioux Indian Reservations in Nebraska and on Indian reservations in Montana.
Section 2

Margin Notes
Chap. 161 Indian reservations. Public roads allowed over, in Nebraska.
Chap. 161 Proviso. Restricted Indian lands.
Sec. 2 Public roads allowed over reservations in Montana.
Sec. 2 Proviso. Restricted Indian lands.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the legal road authorities, charged with the duty of laying out and opening public roads and highways under the laws of the State of Nebraska, having jurisdiction over any territory embraced within the Winnebago Indian Reservation, the Omaha Indian Reservation, the Ponca Indian Reservation, and the Santee Sioux Indian Reservation in the State of Nebraska, are hereby authorized and empowered to lay out and open public roads within any of the said Indian reservations in conformity to and in accordance with the laws of the State of Nebraska relating to the laying out and opening of public roads, and that any public road when so laid out and opened shall be deemed a legal road: Provided, That such road authorities shall, in addition to notifying the land owners as provided in the State laws, likewise serve notice upon the superintendent in charge of the restricted Indian lands upon which it is proposed to lay out a public road, and shall also furnish him with a map drawn on tracing linen showing the definite location and width of such proposed road, and no such road shall be laid out until after it has received the approval of such superintendent.

SEC. 2.

That the legal authorities charged with the duty of laying out and opening public roads and highways under the laws of the State of Montana, having jurisdiction over any territory embraced within any Indian reservation in Montana, are hereby authorized and empowered to lay out and open public roads within any of the said Indian reservations in conformity to and in accordance with the laws of the State on Montana relating to the laying out and opening of public roads, and that any public road when so laid out and opened shall be deemed a legal road: Provided, That such road authorities shall, in addition to notifying the landowners as provided in the State laws, likewise serve notice upon the superintendent in charge of the restricted Indian lands upon which it is proposed to lay out a public road, and shall also furnish him with a map drawn on tracing linen showing the definite location and width of such proposed road, and no such road shall be laid out until after it has received the approval of such superintendent.

Approved, March 4, 1915.


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